Monday, August 29, 2016

Parenthood - Projecting - Grant McLaughlin

1 – A father walks into the nursery, drawn by his young daughter crying uproariously in her crib. It's nighttime, so the only light is coming from the nightlight.
LETTERING NOTE: The baby's crying should be large to emphasize its volume. The balloon could also potentially extend beyond either side of the panel, getting cut by the gutters to show just how loud (and neverending) it is.

BABY: Waaaaaugh!

FATHER: Aww, what's the matter, my little miracle?

2 – The father picks his daughter out of the crib, a warm – if tired – look on his face.
LETTERING NOTE: The crying can be getting quieter and smaller as the baby is calmed by her father's presence.

BABY: maaugh hm-maaugh

FATHER: Shhh. It's okay. Daddy's here.

3 – The father holds his daughter in front of himself. Their faces may be so close as to be touching (possibly foreheads together). The father smiles; the baby continues to calm down.

BABY: >tt<

FATHER: You just want to spend some extra time with your Daddy, don't you?

4 – The father raises his daughter up, holding her at a level higher than himself. She throws up, the vomit flying down towards him. He doesn't really have time to react to this – maybe he starts to grimace, but he's not going to avoid this fate.

FATHER: That's okay. I just want to spend time with yo--

BABY: blaa!

5 – The father stands in the room, baby still above his head, vomit dripping down his face. His expression isn't exactly readable (especially due to said vom).


6 – The father brings his daughter down, holding her with one arm and cleaning his face off with the other. Although he's not exactly impressed, he doesn't blame his daughter for this.

FATHER (1): I love you.

FATHER (2): I do.
FATHER (3): But I can't wait for you to stop doing that.

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